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Manufacturers are urged to embrace digital

Manufacturers could fall behind if they don’t embrace digital technology, according to an expert who helps businesses embrace new technology and software.

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The shoe is now on the other foot for former cricketer David Paynter

David Paynter became disillusioned with life as a professional cricketer but has now returned to the sport with a breakthrough sports shoe. He spoke to business reporter Ismail Mulla.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington . (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Facebook data row ‘will hit progress in AI’ - tech boss

The Facebook data controversy is likely to push back development in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) hampering the progress of automation, according to a technology company boss.

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moving up a gear: AvailableCar founder Graham Bell said the Leeds site is the flagship supermarket for the brand and the group is delighted at the showroom's progression. 'Picture: simon Hulme

AvailableCar accelerates as site big success

Used car retailer AvailableCar is marking a second full year in Leeds by expanding its vehicle display space at the Capitol Boulevard Business Park in Morley.

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Rising from the ashes, the firm that was ravaged by huge blaze

The managing director of Moulds Patterns and Models (MPM), Ben Wilson sits behind a canteen table, functioning as a makeshift desk, in a sparse office.

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India key market for UK following Brexit

India is a key market when it comes to trade and will become even more important once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, according to the head of the British deputy high commission to Chandigarh.

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Matt Healey is the successful bidder for The Foundry restaurant in Leeds. The venue will have a complete makeover next month.'Picture: Simon Dewhurst

Leading chef to take over at The Foundry

A chef who was runner-up on the BBC TV show MasterChef: The Professionals is to open a restaurant in Leeds.

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Robert McClements pictured in Leeds. Pic: Simon Hulme

Tech giving sector a cutting edge

The communications and marketing industry is becoming more and more sophisticated as a result of technological development, according to the boss of a regional sector organisation.

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A big hit: India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Yorkshire-based Payntr has entered into a joint venture with the cricketer's shoe brand.'Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire

Leeds firm enters joint venture with Indian cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni

A cricket shoe manufacturer from Yorkshire has entered into a joint venture with a brand carrying the name of Indian cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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Big tick: Steve Pearce, co-founder and CEO, and Sam Coley, co-founder and CTO, have secured �3m of Series a funding.

Venture that TickX the right boxes

A search engine and comparison site for event tickets is looking to roll out its service across Europe and expand its offering by comparing cinema tickets.

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Media start-up in the running for press award

A media start-up is up for a prestigious industry award a year after launching at the Leeds Digital Hub.

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David Richards, CEO of WANdisco.

Data firm WANdisco increases revenues and secures Alibaba China deal

Live data firm WANdisco saw revenues increase 73 per cent to $19.6m in the year ended December 31, 2017. as it secured record bookings in 2017.

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Record growth for UK video games market

The UK video games market has grown 12.4 per cent in 2017 to a record £5.11bn, according to industry trade body Ukie, with digital exceeding £1.5bn for the first time.

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Jackie Mulligan founder of ShopAppy. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

ShopAppy launches in twelfth town in Yorkshire

An online platform looking to revive the independent high street is launching in a 12th Yorkshire town as small shops look to fight back against retail giants.

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Chief executive Peter Hill.

Leeds Building Society reports record profits

Leeds Building Society has reported record profits as the mutual helped thousands of more people save and borrow.

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Business rallies to support MPM after fire

A fibreglass mouldings firm that was recently gutted by a fire has been overwhelmed by support from Yorkshire’s business community and its staff.

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Barrister Eleanor Temple is on a mission to create equal opportunities.

Acts of kindness see barrister shine a light for social mobility

Eleanor Temple is determined to give those from disadvantaged backgrounds the career opportunities. Ismail Mulla reports.

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Prime Minister Theresa May meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing today during her visit to China.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 1, 2018. The prime minister accompanied by a business delegation is on a three day visit to China to encourage post-Brexit investment in the UK. See PA story POLITICS China. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Firms missing out on China trade

Small British firms are missing out by not making the most of trade opportunities with China, according to an organisation looking to bridge export and trade between the two countries.

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The Roar Ambition team.

Roar Ambition’s fitness regime

A fitness supplements business is looking to expand as demand for its products continues to rise with more women and middle aged men taking to the gym.

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Edward Naylor.'27 September 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Boss who believes in keeping workers in pipeline for news

Edward Naylor was reluctant to join the family pipework firm but when he did take over he transformed it. Ismail Mulla reports.

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